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Re: Navigation lists and headers - best practise?

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From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Aug 23, 2006 4:00PM


It allows navigation bars:

1. Many browsers and assistive technologies allow for header navigation

2. When stylesheets are turned off the list of links has a label related to what the links are

3. Use of lists of links for navigation bars seems to be the standard in the web standards movement.

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:05:14 +0100
>From: Penny Roberts < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: [WebAIM] Navigation lists and headers - best practise?
>To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>
>This is going off at a tangent from the original post so I've started a
>new thread.
>
> In response to the thread "are there any accessibility testing best
>practices" Jon Gunderson posted a link to the Functional Web
>Accessibility Evaluation Tool.
> I've looked at the UIUC "Best Practices" site before but I must have
>missed this: http://cita.uiuc.edu/html-best-practices/nav/menus.php
> Does everyone agree that it is best practice to have an h2 heading
>before a ul used for navigation? I've never come across the suggestion
>before so I'm interested to know how well supported (or not)+ the idea is.
>
>Penny
>
>
>


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